Lighting Small Fires As Cure to Catastrophic Blazes in California

Prescribed burns tested in Klamath Mountains. Photo courtesy…

Animation: Progression of Wildfires in the United States

Wildfires rage in drought-stricken California and are becoming more prevalent across the country.

California Fire Danger Mounts in Sierra Nevada Forests

Bark beetles, water scarcity, and dying trees herald a region in ecological transition during the height of state's four-year drought.

California Drought Helps Rim Fire Recovery

Little rain is not a problem for land managers working in the aftermath of one of California’s largest fires.

The Stream, April 3: Deadly Floods in Buenos Aires

South America Nearly 400 millimeters (16 inches) of rain pummeled…

The Stream, August 29: Arctic Ice Reaches Record Low

With a few weeks still left in the annual melt season, Arctic…

The Stream, January 13: Water Pollution Looms In Lake Titicaca

Growing urban populations, poor infrastructure and unenforced…

Water Unravels the Threads of Time

ruins Radiocarbon dating reveals the age of organic materials, but fire and water can be just as significant for dating ceramic materials.